Loan Periods

Family Browsing Collection

Loan Information

To check out library material, you must have a Roanoke Valley Library Card. Material is due back in the library or in the return book drop on or before the specified due date unless renewed. Renewals may be made in person, by telephone or online

No Late Fees on Library Materials

Effective July 1, 2022, overdue fines will no longer be charged on materials checked out at any Roanoke Valley Library branches, and that old fines accrued prior to that date will be canceled. The only case where patrons will be charged for items is if they are lost or damaged while checked out. Most items are considered lost after 28-days.


MaterialLoan PeriodItem LimitRenewal Limit
Adult Books28 DaysUnlimited2 times
Audiobooks28 DaysUnlimited2 times
Children’s Books28 DaysUnlimited2 times
DVDs/BluRays7 Days10 per card1 time
Hot Flicks4 Days2 per cardNo renewals
Hot Games7 Days1 per cardNo renewals
Hot Picks7 Days2 per cardNo renewals
New Books14 DaysUnlimited2 times
Paperbacks28 DaysUnlimited2 times
Music CDs7 Days10 per card1 time
Video Games7 Days1 per card1 time


Auto Renewals

Automatic Renewals

Items will be automatically renewed if:

  • Due dates are two days away
  • There are no holds on the items
  • Items still have unused renewals

If we have your email information you will receive a message to let you know which items were renewed.

Automatic Hold Notification Emails

Roanoke Valley Libraries is excited to announce we’ve launched a new service to make your life easier!  Find out when your items are available when they come in with automatic email notifications. If you need to update your information or add an email to your account, please contact your library.

Automatic Holds Notification